Boy Baby Name

Callen

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Quick Facts on Callen

  • Gender:
  • Boy
  • Origin:
  • English, Gaelic, Irish
  • Number of syllables:
  • 2
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 592
Pronunciation:
CAL-әn
Simple meaning:
Brave little battler

Characteristics of Callen

  • Cooperative
  • Considerate
  • Compassionate
  • Nurturing
  • Sensitive
  • Patient
  • Loving
  • Kind
  • Gracious
  • Balanced

Etymology & Historical Origin - Callen

Callen is a newly coined masculine given name taken from a surname, which itself is the anglicized form of an old Irish clan name. O'Cathgalain essentially means “descendent of Cathgalain” whereby the etymology of the personal name Cathgalain can be found in the name’s Gaelic elements “cath” (battle), “gal” (brave), and “-ín” (an Irish diminutive to indicate smaller, younger, littler). Therefore the root meaning of Callen is “brave little battler” or “little battle-chief”. Cathalán mac Indrechtaig was a 9th century King of Ulaid (now known as the province of Ulster most of which resides in Northern Ireland today). The surname Callen is not very common and usage of it as a forename is super new. We can find only slight evidence of it in the U.S. and Australia.

Popularity of the Name Callen

Callen just debuted on the American male naming charts in 2010. Because the name entered the Top 1000 list at position #694 in its first year and then “battled” his way another 100 places up the list the following year, we knew there was some pop-culture influence at hand. It seems parents who are using the name Callen on their baby boys right now are inspired by the character G. Callen on the new military drama series “NCIS: Los Angeles” which began airing in September 2009 (Callen is played by actor Chris O'Donnell). We’re not sure if Callen will stay on the charts once the initial frenzy over the NCIS character dies down, but it does contain some other trendy ingredients for popular boy names today: i.e., it’s a surname and it’s Irish. So Callen has that going for him, too.
Popularity of the Boy Name Callen
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Callen

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    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Callen

    Callen We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Callen.

  • Popular Songs on Callen

    Popular Songs on Callen

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  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Callen

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Callen

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  • Famous People Named Callen

    Famous People Named Callen

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  • Children of Famous People Named Callen

    Children of Famous People Named Callen

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  • Historic Figures

    Callen - Boy Baby Name - Historic Figures

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Personality of the Boy Name Callen

The Number 2 personality in numerology is all about cooperation and balance. It's the number of diplomats and mediators. They are not leaders, but strive rather for harmony in partnerships. These are the peacemakers. Equality and fairness are important in their dealings, and they are willing to share power and responsibility to achieve a harmonious outcome. This personality is calm and patient, waiting for things to evolve instead of pushing aggressively for an outcome. They are good-natured and easy-going, and care deeply on an emotional and spiritual plane. Twos appreciate beauty and nature and are intent on making the world a better place.

Variations of the Baby Name - Callen

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